In his new book, Lebanon’s Jewish Community: Fragments of Lives Arrested (Palgrave MacMillan), BC Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh presents both history and memory of Lebanon’s Jews, considering what, how, and why they choose to remember their Lebanese lives. The work gives voice to personal testimonies, family archives, private papers, recollections of expatriate and resident Lebanese Jewish communities, as well as rarely tapped archival sources. Salameh is the chair of BC’s Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures and senior editor in chief of The Levantine Review. He is the author of Language Memory and Identity in the Middle East: The Case for Lebanon and Charles Corm: An Intellectual Biography of a Twentieth-Century Lebanese “Young Phoenician,” among other works. He also recently published an essay on Belgian-Lebanese Jesuit scholar Henri Lammens in The Journal of the Middle East and Africa.
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